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Castle in the Sky (1986) Poster

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Uncle Pomme: The earth speaks to all of us, and if we listen, we can understand.

Louis: [sing-song tease] Pazu loves Sheeta!

Dola: Be quiet!

Louis: Sorry, Mom.

Charles: Sheeta, can you make pudding? I *love* pudding!

Louis: I get to lick the spatula!

Henri: And I like chocolate cake with that... Oh, what's that frosting? It's kinda pink and swirly with...

Dola: Will you shut up?

[to Pazu and Sheeta]

Dola: Ah, what can I tell ya? They just really like dessert.

Sheeta: [hugging her] Dola!

Dola: Thank goodness you're alive!

Pazu: So are you. This is great!

Papa: No it's not! My poor little ship is gone forever! Boo hoo hoo hoo!

Dola: Stop with the cryin', ya big baby! I'll get you another ship!

Papa: [stops crying] Okay.

Dola: [to Sheeta, softhearted] Oh, poor little thing. There's nothin' worse than having your pigtails shot off!

Sheeta: [reacting to a sharp object beneath Dola's blouse] Or having your eye poked out. What have you got under there?

Dola: Oh, my fault!

[takes out shining gem]

Dola: You must've hurt yourself on these! Now, how'd they get inside my blouse?

Charles: [as pirates take out their hidden jewels] *All* good pirates listen to their Mom!

Louis: That is so true, huh?

LouisHenri: [encouraging Charles to fight Boss] He said Mom was ugly, now go get him!

Col. Muska: How appropriate that we've ended up in the throne room.

[forcefully]

Col. Muska: Now get over here!

Sheeta: This is no longer a throne room. This is a tomb for the both of us. You see, a king without compassion does not deserve a kingdom. You will *never* possess the crystal! You and I will die here, together. Now I understand why the people of Laputa vanished. This is a song from my home in the valley of Gondoa that explains everything. It says, "Take root in the ground, live in harmony with the wind, plant your seeds in the winter, and rejoice with the birds in the coming of spring." No matter how many weapons you have, no matter how great your technology might be, the world cannot live without love.

Col. Muska: [Muska shoots off Sheeta's pigtail] Laputa will live. I will return it to life! Laputa's power is the dream of all mankind!

[he shoots off her other pigtail]

Col. Muska: Your ears are next... unless you get on your knees and obey me!

[menacingly]

Col. Muska: I command you, GIVE ME THAT STONE!

Pazu: Stop right there, Muska!

[appears with a cannon in hand]

Pazu: I've hidden the stone. If you do anything to harm Sheeta, you'll never get it back.

Sheeta: No, Pazu, listen! Run away before he kills you as well as me!

Col. Muska: Look who's here. Why don't you give me the stone, and the girl will live. Otherwise, I'll kill her!

[mockingly]

Col. Muska: Are you planning on fighting me? Go ahead, use that cannon you can hardly lift!

Pazu: You can have the stone if you let me talk to Sheeta.

Sheeta: [with desperate pathos] No, Pazu! Get out of here, and THROW THE CRYSTAL AWAY!

Col. Muska: I'll give you one minute, starting now.

[when Pazu and Sheeta are preparing to launch in the kite]

Dola: Are you up there, Sheeta, my dear?

Sheeta: Yes.

Dola: Best ya come down right now!

Sheeta: But why?

Dola: Uh? 'Cause you're a GIRL! A FEMALE! That's MAN'S work!

Sheeta: But YOU'RE female, Captain! And I was born up in the mountains, I can do this.

Pazu: No, Sheeta!

Sheeta: Be quiet!

[to Dola]

Sheeta: And Pazu agrees with me!

[Dola laughs hysterically]

[after Dola decides to let Pazu and Sheeta become pirates]

Louis: [overjoyed] YES! No more swabbin' the decks! Hooray!

Henri: I won't have to wash the dishes!

Charles: I've peeled my last potato! YEE-HAW!

Louis: WHOOPIE!

Henri: WHEE!

[they all fly around and start celebrating]

Dola: All right, me hearty, once you've taken off, you'll have to use the phone to communica...

[a phone rings, Dola answers it]

Sheeta: You mean *this* phone?

Louis: She *is* good...

Pazu: A girl just fell from the sky, boss!

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Dola: [as Laputa soars away] That tree's gettin' away with our treasure!

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General: Muska! Just don't forget that the government put *me* in charge of finding Laputa!

Col. Muska: Don't forget that as the government's secret agent, I am in charge of *you*, General.

General: [growling contemptuously] Blast! I really hate that man.

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Louis: [clinging to the automobile in the chase sequence] I'd really prefer to be in the car, Mother!

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Col. Muska: [after being blinded] My eyes! I can't see!

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Louis: Poor kids. I'll really miss them.

[sniff]

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Sheeta: The tree! We protected it, so it protects us!

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Dola: [as she watches a fight between her sons and the townspeople] Leave it to my little idiots to start a riot...

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[as Sheeta falls from the airship in the opening chase scene]

Dola: Oh, no! There goes my crystal!

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Uncle Pomme: [in the underground caverns; has trouble recognizing Pazu] I can't see you clearly yet, goblin, but you sound like Pazu. And if my old eyes don't deceive me, that's a she-goblin with you.

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Col. Muska: [fascinated by Sheeta's glowing pendant] It's the Sacred Light! The ancient documents were true! It's not just a legend!

Sheeta: What are you talking about?

Col. Muska: [reaches out to touch Sheeta's crystal; screams as its rays burn his hands]

Sheeta: [backs away with a gasp]

Col. Muska: [forcefully] Tell me the spell! What are the secret words?

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Col. Muska: [as the robot climbs the stairs] Yes, I understand!

Sheeta: [gasps as Muska pulls her close]

Col. Muska: [showing his true colors] It's your crystal! The force of the Sacred Light has brought the robot back to life! The way to Laputa has been opened!

Sheeta: LET ME GO!

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General: [when soldiers have gathered in observatory room on Laputa; Muska appears before them as a hologram]

General: What's going on?

Col. Muska: Hold your tongue, commoner! You are in the presence of the king of Laputa.

General: The man has gone *crazy*!

Col. Muska: I thought I would show you an example of Laputa's power. We are about to celebrate the rebirth of the Laputian kingdom.

[lowers crystal over the Black Stone]

Col. Muska: Prepare yourself for the thunder of Laputa!

[unleashes tremendous explosion from underside]

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[soldiers observe the blast from the observatory]

Col. Muska: The fire of Heaven that destroyed Sodom and Gamorrah in the Old Testament. The Ramanayah referred to it as "Indra's Arrow." The entire world will once again kneel before the power of Laputa.

General: I can only say, "Well done, Muska. You're a credit to our country." As such, you deserve this reward!

[shoots at hologram, to no avail]

General: Huh?

[his gun runs out]

Col. Muska: [menacingly] I have really had enough of your incredible stupidity.

Sheeta: [to the soldiers] Run, everyone!

Col. Muska: [knocking Sheeta aside] You little brat!

[glares with fiendish glee as he raises the crystal over Black Stone]

Col. Muska: Goodbye! Enjoy the ride!

[Observatory floor opens; General and his soldiers fall to their deaths; Muska laughs maniacally]

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Dola: [escorting Sheeta toward the galley] Gotta start talkin' like a real pirate!

Sheeta: [nervously] I've been practicing! Um... Harrrrr, matey! Shiver me timbers!

Dola: [not impressed] Keep practicing...

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[Louie and Pazu are in Tiger Moth's engine room]

Louis: Hey, Pop! I've finally found ya an assistant!

Papa: [disgruntled] Stop yelling at me! I can hear you. Believe me, sometimes I wish I couldn't.

[to Pazu]

Papa: Come on, assistant! Let's see what you can do!

Louis: [whispering in Pazu's ear] Uh, hurry up. He is even tougher than my mother.

Papa: I need someone who's *mechanically* minded, not some half-baked, swashbuckling Casanova wannabe!

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[on the Tiger Moth, Louie is escorting Pazu to the Tiger Moth's engine room]

Louis: Work, work, work. Busy, busy, busy, busy. Left, right, left, right. You're not here to have fun.

[inside the engine room; we see the gears turning]

Louis: As you can see, this room is loaded with all sorts of gears and gizmos!

Pazu: [fascinated] Wow, this engine room is amazing!

Louis: [dumbfounded] Is *that* what it's called?

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PazuSheeta: Balus.

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[in the galley; Sheeta is cooking when Louis happens by, standing idly around her]

Louis: Ahem.

Sheeta: Uh, yes? What is it?

Louis: [speechless] Uhm...

Sheeta: Yes?

Louis: [blurts out] I-I-I finished my work for the moment, and I've come to offer you my help.

Sheeta: Well, that's kind of you. Will you hand me those plates over there?

Louis: With pleasure, my little ang...

[scowls when he notices one of his brothers peeling a potato]

Louis: What are YOU doing here?

Pirate: Helping.

Louis: I thought you said you had a stomachache!

Charles: [throwing open the door with a rose in hand] I'm in love with you!

Louis: YOU?

Charles: [sheepishly] Hello.

[later, when all the pirates are helping Sheeta in the galley]

Henri: [entering the room casually] Hi, is there anything I can do?

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[Dola comes thundering into Pazu's town on her automobile where her boys are brawling with the citizens]

Dola: Full speed ahead!

[to Louis and Henri in the distance]

Dola: Hey, boys!

Louis: Wha - ? Hey, it's Mom!

LouisHenri: [Dola drives up to Louis and Henri] Hi, Mom!

Dola: [incensed] You chowderheads! Get your brother and hop on!

Louis: [dumbfounded] Huh? But Sheeta's hiding inside that house!

Dola: Lamebrain! They made an escape! Now step on it!

Louis: [jumping onto Dola's car] They ESCAPED?

Henri: [jumps on after Louis] Hey, I wanna come!

Charles: [grabbing onto the back of Dola's car] Mommy!

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Dola: There's nothing worse than having your pigtails shot off!

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[the pirates flee from Dola after they all crash through the door to the galley on the Tiger Moth]

Dola: You blubber heads! I'm not runnin' a luxury cruise! Now get to work!

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[after saving Sheeta from the robot, the Dola Gang are flying off. Sheeta is crying against Pazu's shoulder]

Louis: Sheeta, you okay?

Charles: If I did something wrong, I'd really like to apologize for it, Sheeta.

Dola: We *all* did something wrong, wasting our time on these two kids!

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Papa: [playing chess with Dola] What's come over you, my dear? It's not like you to challenge a ship like Goliath. You know, the odds are against you.

Dola: I'm after treasure. That's all.

Papa: [Chuckling] I must admit, those kids are cute!

Dola: Whaddaya mean by that, ya old fool?

Papa: Nothing, but that little girl *does* remind me of you not so long ago!

Dola: [Irritated] Who asked ya?

Papa: Nobody. Oh, look! Checkmate!

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Sheeta: [Hitting both Charles and Louis in the head with a coal shovel on the train chase] Take that!

Charles: [dazed] That's a strong little girl!

Louis: [groaning] Uh-huh...

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Louis: [just as Pazu and Sheeta are about to head into town] Young man, query, have you seen a little girl around here?

Pazu: Uh... let me see now... Yeah! There're about a hundred little girls in this town. Which one?

Louis: [grumbling] Thanks... for *nothing*, kid!

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Sheeta: [Muska escorts her downstairs to the cellar; she notices a mechanical being lying on the floor] What is it?

Col. Muska: An artificial life-form. It's called a robot. Laputa was just a legend until this dropped from the sky.

[We see a brief illustrated flashback where the robot crashes to the Earth, scattering a pair of farmers. Then we fade back to the robot]

Col. Muska: Now, the government wants *me* to unlock Laputa's secrets. For example, what's this fellow made of, metal or ceramics? With our limited technology, we have no idea. But he DOES tell us one thing. Come and see.

[Sheeta hesitates]

Col. Muska: Oh, don't be afraid, Sheeta. He's really quite dead, you know. Look there.

[Sheeta notices the crest on the robot's casing, and gasps]

Col. Muska: Yes. It's the same emblem that decorates the fireplace in your home... AND your crystal.

[He holds up Sheeta's crystal]

Col. Muska: You see, Sheeta, this crystal *also* comes from Laputa...

[Sheeta is sobbing]

Col. Muska: ... and I believe the powers locked inside it are capable of leading a person back to that city's treasures.

Sheeta: Then why? Why don't you just take it? Just take it, and keep Laputa's treasures for yourself, but leave Pazu and me alone, please!

Col. Muska: [sighing] You *really* are being very silly about this. You think I'm doing this for money? You understand NOTHING! According to the legend, the same technology that kept Laputa airborne also made it a major power that once dominated the entire planet! If such a horrible thing is still floating up there, you can understand what a threat it is to the peace of the world.

[leaning in close]

Col. Muska: Sheeta, this stone *only* works for you. You must know of some way of making the stone point out the location of Laputa.

Sheeta: I really don't know anything. Please, let me see Pazu!

Col. Muska: I don't want to see any harm come to anyone, but I simply can't control what the military might do to him.

Sheeta: What?

Col. Muska: In the event that you cooperate, I'm sure who's ever in charge will grant Pazu his freedom, Lusheeta...

[Sheeta gasps in horror]

Col. Muska: ... Toelle Ul Laputa.

Sheeta: You know my real name...?

Col. Muska: "Ul" means "ruler" in Laputian. "Toelle" means "true". *You* are the legitimate heir to the throne of Laputa, Princess Lusheeta.

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Col. Muska: [ripping through the tangle of tall grass and roots in the Sacred Chamber] Nothing but tree stumps and vines - stupid, ugly, dirty, disgusting things!

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Henri: [Pazu has just returned home; he is about to open the door when suddenly hands reach out to grab him] Well! Ahoy there, matey!

Pazu: Ahh! What's going on?

[he is thrown into his house; cut to Pazu struggling as Henri ties him up]

Henri: Stop wriggling, ya little worm!

Dola: [seated at the dinner table, noisily munching on a steak] Welcome home, sonny!

Pazu: [as Henri pulls a bound Pazu to the wall] Get out! Get out, or I'll throw you out! This is MY house!

Dola: [disdainfully] Oh, ya can't scare me! You can't even protect one small girl!

Pazu: Whaddaya mean?

Henri: [taking out the gold coins Muska gave Pazu] Hey, Mom! Can I keep this money?

Dola: Up and sold a little girl, did ya? I know your type!

Pazu: [protesting] You don't know what you're talking about!

Dola: They offered ya money, and ya took it, didn't you?

Pazu: I only left because Sheeta told me to!

[sighing]

Pazu: That's why.

Dola: [spits in disgust] So ya believed her and ya came back here, right? You're just a SCARED LITTLE BOY WHO RUNS AWAY!

[slams her fist on the table]

Pazu: Says you! You don't even have the guts to stand up to Muska and the army!

Dola: He who turns and runs away can steal the treasure ANOTHER DAY!

Charles: [underneath Dola's line] Mm-hm.

Louis: [dryly] That's so true.

Dola: Don't ya think it's kinda strange that the army has gotten into the kidnapping business?

[takes another big bite on her steak]

Dola: You really think they'll keep her alive? Don't ya see that they forced her to make a deal?

Pazu: [surprised] Huh?

Dola: [downs the rest of her steak] She *saved your life*! Get it?

Louis: [as Pazu hangs his head] Mommy, you amaze me. How do ya know these things?

Dola: Oh, well, ya can't be a sensitive woman like me without learnin' a few things. Sheeta and I are exactly alike: all warm and mushy and sensitive!

[belches]

Dola: Now, so when you boys get married, you go find a gal like her!

Louis: [dumbfounded] Huh? She's gonna end up... like Mama?

Charles: Good question.

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Sheeta: [after falling on Pazu from roof] Oh, I'm sorry. Are you all right? Does it hurt much?

Pazu: Hey, if my head was any harder, you could use it as a cannonball.

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Col. Muska: [chasing Sheeta through the labyrinth] Sheeta, listen to me. Be reasonable! There's no way you can escape.

Sheeta: [pounding on a door] Please! Open! Please!

Col. Muska: No one can hear you. Only *I* can help you.

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